Last night, viewers slammed Handmade: Britain’s Best Woodworker as they criticized the difficulty of the show’s challenges.
In last night’s episode of the new show, which was dubbed “Bake off for wood,” eight amateur carpenters were asked to build an “exquisite” dollhouse as part of the “Big Build” challenge in 18 time.
Meanwhile, they’ve also been tasked with tackling an ‘impossible dovetail joint’ in 90 minutes as part of this week’s tech task.
However, many of those watching have predicted the program, with a comment: âWho imagined these terrible challenges?
Last night, viewers slammed Channel 4’s Handmade: Britain’s Best Woodworker as they criticized the difficulty of the show’s challenges (pictured, one of the amateur carpenters making a dollhouse)
In last night’s episode of the show, eight amateur carpenters were tasked with tackling an “impossible dovetail joint” in this week’s tech task.
âLast week the beds were just hours of people watching sawing wood. Now it looks like they’re gluing flat pieces of wood together. Not the best for watching TV.
At the start of last night’s program, Judge Helen Welch explained, “This time we want you to think small and beautiful when you design and build an exquisite dollhouse with three pieces of furniture to place inside.”
Meanwhile, Alex De Rijke said: “We’re not just looking for a children’s toy. We want it to be done so well, it could be a collector’s item.”
Helen said: ‘The miniature is really difficult. Everything has to be done at a much finer level of detail.
Many who watched the show were very critical of the format, with some saying the contestants “looked tired” and “like they didn’t care” at the end of the big build challenge. .
Alex explains: âAs an architect, I would like candidates to surprise us. I think the perfect miniature building captures the imagination.
The carpenters had each preconceived a unique dollhouse, which was to be a miniature house on a reduced scale and included three pieces of furniture adapted to size.
To be worthy of collector’s item status, it had to be meticulously crafted with a perfect finish.
Five hours after making the dollhouses, Joe had smashed the puzzled facade of his modern home, while Minti felt frustrated that she hadn’t used plywood for the challenge.
Meanwhile, Rhada said he “needed around 25 hours” to make his dollhouse when they only had 18 to complete the challenge.
The carpenters were each tasked with building a miniature house on a reduced scale and include three pieces of furniture adapted to size (pictured)
And after falling behind, Joe would catch up by saying, “Time is running out soon.” I’m worried.’
In the middle of the day, amateur carpenters were taken aback when challenged to create an “impossible dovetail joint” during the technical task.
Alex explained, “You have two pieces of wood in front of you, and we want you to produce a beautiful and precise joint.”
Helen said: “Your joint should fit perfectly and showcase your carpentry skills.”
In the middle of the day, home woodworkers were baffled when challenged to create an ‘impossible dovetail joint’ in 90 minutes
They had 90 minutes to complete the joint, Jim confessing, âI’ve never done this in my life. What could possibly go wrong? ‘
Helen told the camera: âIt’s called an impossible dovetail joint because you think how, how is it possible.
âBut once you see how he slips, you realize it’s not at all impossible. There is a direction in which this is going.
Joe described the challenge as “a nightmare, an absolute nightmare”.
The judges were won over by Misti’s woodwork for their dollhouse castle, calling it “quality work”
As time passed, Jade said, “I gave up all hope of finishing!”
The judges ruled several of the joints unworthy, and ultimately Billy secured victory and immunity until next week.
With just five hours to build their grand build, a wonderful toy city was looming under the tent.
But several competitors were feeling the pressure, Tim saying, âThe time is very, very tight. I’m going to have to throw many details of this build out the window.
Jade added, “I definitely have no more time to make the furniture the way I wanted.”
However, Helen criticized the design of Joe’s Miami beach house and said it showed a “really rough finish”
The judges were wowed by Misti’s woodwork for their dollhouse castle, calling it “quality work”.
Helen said: “From a distance the castle is beautiful and up close – it is just as beautiful.”
However, Helen criticized the design of Joe’s Miami beach house, saying, “It shows a really rough finish.”
But in the end, it’s Tim whose rocket didn’t measure up to the judges.
Helen said: “Its design promised so much, but the wow factor was just a little meh.”
But in the end, it was Tim whose rocket did not measure up to the judges and he was sent home.
However, viewers were very critical of the judges and the show’s challenges, with a comment: âI wish they gave the contestants more time on Britain’s best cabinetmaker. This happened last week and so is this one.
“I think the quality / finish of these builds could be improved if they just gave them a few extra hours.”
Another wrote: âShouldn’t be time trial, it ruins the quality. Some of the dollhouses tonight were very poor.
A third commented: âHandmade is a bit dated based on the GBBO format and not nearly as good as Jay’s Yorkshire Workshop.
âThe dollhouses tonight are quite simple and crude. I expected better.